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Maurice H Winger
1980 –– 2005bulk 1...
A Comparison: Three Hundred and Eighty-six Electors Sign Mr. Slavens' Certificate
List of some of the citizens of Westport voting in the 1894 mayoral election.
Boutin's Department House
Advertising card for Boutin's Department House showing a portrait of presidential candidate James G. Blaine. One of two cards showing portraits of presidential and vice-presidential hopefuls in the 1884...
Census Changes School District Boundaries: Northeast Split between Three Subdistricts
Map and article about the "new subdistrict boundaries for the Kansas City, Mo. School District" resulting in potential "shaky representation for Northeast" with its division into three of the different...
First Voting Machine Election Tuesday
Short article with diagram of how to use the new voting machine in three steps, for the upcoming school levy election.
First Voting Machines in Kansas City
Voting machines were first used in Kansas City on April 6, 1954.
Good Prospects for Permanent Registration
Essay on the favorable chances of the approval of permanent registration, a more efficient and honest voting registration system.
Here Are the Final Votes, County by County
Election results by county, district, and voting issue, concentrating on city council members.
Jackson County Representative Districts
File contains a map of the 10 "representative districts" in Kansas City, Missouri in 1927.
Kansas City, Missouri, Senatorial Districts
Outline map showing boundaries of state senate districts in Kansas City. Reverse lists wards and precincts in each district.
Mail-In Vote Had KC Roots - And Foe
October 15, 2010
In the 1960s Phil Koury and other prominent Kansas Citians pushed the idea of mail-in elections and advance voting. Koury founded the Committee on the Mail Ballot Inc. to help boost voter turnout in elections...
Many Cities Lack Voting Machines
Article about the reasons for and methods used in voting machines, not used by cities near Kansas City.
Members Voting for Board of Governors
January 5, 1954
N. Emerson Paton (right) and two others casting their votes for the Board of Governors of the South Central Business Association.
Information on the new voting districts laid out in 1932 for the state of Missouri.
More Blacks Head to Polls, but Influence Is Questioned
November 7, 1984
News article about the lack of significance of greater black voting turnout in the 1984 elections in comparison to the 1980 elections. There were "10,000 more voters in Kansas City's predominantly black...
One Year Ago This Week
Descriptions of incidents in Kansas City on March 12-13, 1934, involving the blockage of registered voters from the polls and bringing in of paid voters by the Pendergast machine for "[t]wo bits a vote."...
Permanent Registration of Voters Needed
Essay on the needs of permanent voter registration records with history of United States registration law starting in 1800.
Political Parties, Elections, and the General Assembly in Missouri
Research report on the potential need for restructuring the voting districts in Missouri to allow for more equal representation for voters across the state, by demographics and political affiliation, showing...
Polling Places in Kansas City, Missouri
Map identifying various polling places within the school district boundaries of Kansas City, Missouri, including schools, fire stations, filling stations, and other sites.
Presidential Ballots: 1836-1892
Tables showing voting figures in Kansas City area counties for the presidential elections from 1836 to 1892, with Jackson County, Missouri, on page 580.
SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection
1980 – 2005, bulk 1990s
The materials within the KCPL Reference Hard to Find (HTF) Collection were compiled by Kansas City Public Library reference librarians and staff members to provide an easy to access source of information...
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